Posts Tagged with "programming"

Static vs Non-static methods in PHP: what is faster?

Posted by Stanislav Furman on May 5, 2014
What is faster? Comparison of static and non-static class methods in PHP.

Backward version compatibility in PHP web application

Posted by Stanislav Furman on February 17, 2014
How to handle backward PHP version compatibility in your web application

Meet AMPPS - a good alternative for XAMPP and WAMP

Posted by Stanislav Furman on October 7, 2013

Meet AMPPS - a good alternative for XAMPP and WAMP  

For those who is looking for a good alternative for XAMMP or WAMP web server stacks. There is a very good option called AMPPS!

The listed number of provided features is impressive. Unlike the other solutions Ampps comes with over 300 PHP web applications, over 1000 PHP classes and libraries including Joomla!, WordPress, Magento, Dolphin and more. 

Very easy to install and manage services with the administration panel. You can easily switch PHP versions with only one-click action.

One thing to notice though... Despite the fact that there are several versions of PHP included, you cannot switch MySQL version which, to be honest, I don't find too critical.

Server configuration is also very straightforward using the web panel. If you mess up the configuration, you can reset it to default state which might be useful sometimes. :)

Also it is very easy to update! The app has built-in updater which makes life way easier when it comes to update Ampps.


How to recognize a good programmer

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 30, 2013

I realized that my article about "How to interview a programmer" is pretty popular, so I decided to extend this topic and share my thoughts about recognizing a good programmer.

Nowadays, it is known that IT guys can make relatively good money in software or web development industry. This makes a lot of people to start learning basics of programming from the school, or sometimes even change their current careers to become programmers. Unfortunately, having a desire is not enough to become a good programmer. Even a number of certificates or diploma from university is not a sufficient sign of a good programmer.

If you are looking for a really good professional you must pay your attention to a certain important indicators.

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Happy Programmers' Day

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 13, 2013
Happy Programmers' Day

Loose comparison in PHP. Example of breakable functionality.

Posted by Stanislav Furman on September 12, 2013
Example of breakable functionality using the loose comparison in PHP